Applications for 2019 Academic Awards are now invited.
Photo from Inaugural Academic Awards, 2017
The foundation members of our Association came from China with little education and even less money. They experienced and overcame many difficulties taking whatever opportunities that they could find in their new homeland. Many were successful. Their children were encouraged to work hard and to take advantage of the better circumstances provided by the parents. Some of the stories have been published on our website.
As an Association, we would like to encourage our young people to do well in their chosen studies so that they can build successful careers.
Therefore, the committee has decided to reward our younger members for obtaining educational qualifications by awarding cash awards. These cash awards are for completion of secondary school NCEA level 3, for undertaking career qualifications requiring at least three years training or for obtaining university degrees. Each year young members of the Association can apply for the awards for qualifications from the previous year.
This year cash awards will be given to those who:-
Award $100 Pass NCEA Level 3 certificate with an Excellence endorsement
Award $250 Gain a career qualification that required at least three years’ training
Award $250 Graduate from a University with a recognised degree
To qualify for one of the above awards, which will be presented at our 35th Anniversary Dinner in May 2019, applicants must:
- Be individual paid up members of the Auckland Zhong Shan Clan Association, Inc.
- Have attained their qualification between February 2018 and January 2019.
- Submit evidence of their academic achievements, such as an official NCEA certificate, official academic transcript, trade certificate, degree certificate, and such relevant documents.
Apply now. $$$ on offer!
Vernon Choy - Chairman, Academic Awards SubGroup
We wish to let our members know of a special Chinese New Year offer.
Many of our original Association members derived their livelihood from fruit shops and some have been featured already in our pioneers project.
"The Fruits of Our Labours: Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand
Many of us remember well the daily or weekly trip to the local shops to buy our food supplies – meat, bread, milk, fruit and veges. Often, the fruit and vege shop was run by a Chinese family, all working together to provide the customer with the freshest fruit and produce, always accompanied by personalised service. However, the introduction of self-service retailing and the emergence of supermarkets led to the demise of the independent retailer, and the days of the Chinese fruiterer have all but ended.
The Fruits of Our Labours traces the development of Chinese fruit shops from the general store-cum-greengrocer of the 1880s through to the fresh fruit and vegetable retailer of today. The 1950s and 60s were the heyday years of Chinese fruit shops: a time of economic growth and prosperity after the hard times of the Depression and the Second World War, both of which affected Chinese fruiterers.
Authors Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, and Carolyn King were commissioned by the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust to produce this fully-illustrated, two-volume set. It combines historical research and statistics with the personal stories and photographs of Chinese fruit shop families to give a better understanding of the hard work and sacrifice that led to their eventual prosperity and that of their descendants – the fruits of their labours."
The AZSCA Committee has reviewed the membership fees and resolved the following changes to the structure and rates, effective 1st February 2019:-
$200 Member and Spouse/Partner
$200 Family - Member/Partner and their Children, up to 18 years old
$100 Junior / single adult member
Children of members (aged 18 years and less) can still enjoy Association activities without extra charge.
This review is the first since the Association was incorporated in 1984, 35 years ago.
The AZSCA Association provides numerous benefits to members over the course of the year and the new rate is still considered to be excellent value for the benefits on offer. Most activities such as the outings, dinners and meetings are subsidised for members. The Association also drives initiatives to promote Auckland-Zhongshan relationships, our members and their culture, in NZ and globally. Examples are the Youth Scholarships, Friendship hosting activities and Honouring of Seniors.
At this stage the joining fee is the only cost to members, the annual membership fee is still $0
Queries and Applications for Membership:-
website online form http://zhongshan.nz/en/join-us/lang/en-GB.html
Membership Registrar Mary Wong mob 021 184 972
The 2018 AZSCA logo competition will finish on 31st December 2018.
The results of the competition will be announced later on our website after adjudication.
We are heartily grateful to those members who participated in the competition last year.
本會2018 會徽(章)設計比賽活動 巳經在31-12-2018結束, 所有作品一經裁判小組評審後, 結果
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